Chef Eran Tibi is rapidly becoming an icon on London’s dining scene. From his time at Made In Camden and JW3, Bala Baya is the latest in Tibi’s culinary venture, offering Tel Aviv style and substance to Southwark’s hungry audiences. No doubt one of the hottest restaurants in London right now. Check out our full review of the restaurant’s dazzle here. Eran and his team are hosting a BANG Brunch extravaganza this weekend, oozing in good food, amazing cocktails and a party atmosphere which’ll have you gagging for the start of Summer. Tickets can be purchased here.
Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union St, London SE1 0LR
Neatly tucked away a few seconds away from Bethnal Green tube state, this is Japanese Canteen’s East London hub of cheap, easy and tasty food. The quirky exterior matches an under spoken interior that makes for casual and light dining, without the pretence or price with ease. From mild to wild, Japanese Canteen caters for everyone from the sushi lover to the spice seeker.
Arch 255 Paradise Row, London E2 9LQ
Monmouth Coffee Company
No doubt one of the best cups of coffee you’re going to find in London, Monmouth Coffee have quickly established themselves of one of the top dogs in the coffee connoisseurs’ world. Originating in Seven Dials’ Monmouth Street (obviously), this under-railway hub offers South Londoners an easier way to get their hands on one of their to-die-for cups.
Arch 3 Spa North, Dockley Rd, London SE16 4EJ
London Cocktail Club
Acquainted just next to the aforementioned Japanese hotspot, Paradise Row’s London Cocktail Club offers industrial chic with an added railway themed aesthetic. Good and trusted cocktails at reasonable prices, mentioning this place to your mates will inevitably make you sound like a ‘key urban influencer’ in the know.
253 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LE
A definite date go-to if you’re looking to impress a special someone with your evident knowledge of the coolest cinemas in London. Located in Brixton, Whirled Cinema is a 60-seater cutie of a cinema with its own pizza and wine menu (because wine, films are pizza are the ways to everyone’s heart). Proof that South London isn’t as bad as everyone makes out, right?
259-260 Hardess St, Brixton, London SE24 0HN
A versatile venue, Hoxton Arches is a multi-use venue, often boasting the best in art and culture. Set within a sensitively converted railway arch, Hoxton Arches is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of London’s exciting East End. Comprising of 2,500 square feet of space, this unique two-room venue provides a high-spec alternative event space for hire with original exposed brick and distressed features.
Arch 402, Cremer Street, E2, London
The pastiche of perfect pastry hidden just under Hoxton Overground station. Formed within one of the arches of the railway line, this small but wondrous bakery is famous for it’s beautifully knotted cinnamon and cardamon buns. Deciding on which to order will be no doubt the most stressful element to your day but, regardless of choice, anything this place produces that passes your lips is a moment of bliss. Fine coffee, a selection of savouries too and a rack of impressive rustic breads and sourdoughs, this bakery is a pocket of East End quality.
Arch 385, Geffrye St, London E2 8HZ
Vauxwall Climbing Centre
Because what else would you put in a disused railway arch? Duh, a climbing centre. The indoor bouldering location gives South Londoners a training ground for everything vertical. For everyone from the avid climber to those just wanting to try something new, Vauxhall Climbing Centre is the one.